UPND condemns violence
By Staff writer
United Part for National Development says political violence should be put to an end collectively.
UPND Presidential Spokesperson Anthony Bwalya said the party is saddened at the escalation in violent incidences linked to political activities in country.
Mr Bwalya said the party sternly caution, that any form of violence and violent intimidation, takes away and does an injustice, to the spirit of unity and cohesion which Zambia and her people has been enjoying for so many years.
He said that political differences should not in any way be a catalyst for violent tensions in communities.
Mr Bwalya has appealed to all citizens, especially political actors, to immediately refrain and stand down from the use of violent force as a means to assert their political standing or differences.
“This is not the time to point fingers or assign blame. We must all collectively take responsibility for this problem and work together to ensure that we rid of our political environment of violence and violent intimidation and return to our long held and cherished culture of peace and unity, even across the political divide,” he said.